Make Believe

As children we had the most amazing ability to make believe. We could occupy ourselves for hours on end with imaginative places, people and situations. We could be whoever we wanted to be, wherever we wanted and at any time we chose. It was a truly amazing thing. We believed in Santa and the Easter Bunny and that if a tooth fell out a fairy would slip money under our pillow and pay us for it. These beliefs were handed to us not only by our parents, but by all those who saw the wonder in our eyes.

And then we grew up.

We then believed that Santa wasn’t real and that christmas was just a time to be stressed out trying to buy presents which we could not afford and that the Easter Bunny was a marketing strategy from the chocolate makers to reap huge amounts of money from already broke parents. Year by year our belief in the wondrous disappeared until the only thing we believed in was death and taxes. And do you know what. It was the same people that had us believe in the magic that now made us believe that life was not really like that. Reality is hard work and there is no such thing as dreams that come true. We are such hypocrites.

As we make it into adulthood it is very easy to see why the majority of people do not try to attain their dreams. Do not take chances and go for a better life. We believe we can’t. We have been conditioned to believe that only the lucky or those born into wealth can ever be rich and happy and have everything they want. You have a job, a mortgage, a spouse, 3 kids and car repayments. Don’t be such and idiot and throw all that away on a dream of being a singer or an actor or starting a business. Reality is hard, it’s the way it’s always been. Just be happy with you’ve got.

Does all that sound familiar? The trouble is, it’s not only our peers, our parents and the media which bombard us with these “Truths”. The majority of the time, it’s us. Due to our conditioning, we ourselves are the main reason that we accept the status quo and resign ourselves to a life of mediocrity. Isn’t it time you changed your thinking a little?

How many children do you see playing make believe, with a mortgage, a nagging partner and a bank account that empties quicker than it fills. How many children do you see pretending to live a life of struggle or working in a job where they come home and collapse on the couch, exhausted from another 13 hour day. How many children do you see explaining to their dolls and action figures that if you don’t grow up and stop believing in fairy tales and start making a living, you will not amount to anything. I don’t imagine there are many.

We spent years believing we could do anything, be anyone and have anything we wanted. Maybe we should start a little of that today. One of the greatest struggles that people have with the Law of Attraction, is to believe they already have the thing they desire. Maybe you’re looking at it the wrong way. Don’t believe you have it, Make Believe you have it. Let your imagination run wild. If you do this regularly, you begin to see the ways in which you can perform the appropriate action to acquire that which you desire. It’s very difficult to believe in something you can not see, but it’s a whole other thing to Make Believe. Ask any child.

I’m John Jenkins …

And I wish you every success.

2 thoughts on “Make Believe

  1. Napoleon Nalcot

    Nice post. You were able to hit some points on the “making believe” method. But I was thinking though, positive thinking is not making believe and vice versa. Positive thinking is the kind of attitude we ourselves are setting for our own advantage in the real scheme of things while making believe remains just like that–a make believe.

    Perhaps this quote from Teller would best explain it all: “In real life, the most important decision you ever make is, where does reality leave off and make-believe begin? If you make a mistake about that, you’re dead. You know, you’re out on the street corner. You think there’s no bus coming. You step out, you’re dead.”

  2. Anne of No-Work Spanish

    What a great post!! I have always struggled with affirmations and REALLY believing in myself. I love the concept of “making believe” — just play with the idea of incredible, life-changing success, just pretend. Wow, that is so much easier for me.

    And I had to chuckle over your lines about, the only things we believe in are death and taxes. Ha ha… and Christmas is just a time to be stressed out. You are as funny as you are wise!

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